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US vows to defend space with Japan, deploy mobile Marines as China worries grow

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Washington (AFP) – The United States said Wednesday that attacks in space would invoke its defense treaty with Japan and announced the deployment of a more agile Marine unit on its ally’s soil as alarm grows over China. Weeks after unveiling plans to ramp up security spending, Japan sent its defense and foreign ministers to Washington where the two countries issued a statement vowing to “modernize the alliance in order to address the increasingly severe security environment.” The talks come two days before a visit by Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, who is touring Group of Seven nations to kick o…

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